Not So Basic

September 22, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-Chinatown-Shop-With-Chevy-Maxi-Shirt-Box-Braids-1This weekend, I attended the #ShopWithChevy x Outfitted event in DC—it was half pop up shop, half happy hour for some of DC’s most stylish people. I wore this outfit consisting of a maxi shirt (which I scored at a store called, Chocolate), my favorite DIY distressed jeans, and white heels by Shoemint. I accessorized with plenty of gold rings, and my latest obsession—this to-die-for camera bag by Ona Bags! I love that it looks nothing like a traditional camera bag, and it’s just got a really beautiful, classic design that will work with pretty much anything in my wardrobe. I will definitely go more in depth on this bag later, but, until then, you can check out my Chelsea bag, and more of their lovely camera bags here.

You guys know how much I love my basic tshirt and jeans combo, and this was a really interesting way to rock it. This maxi shirt is super fun to wear; it has such a funky vibe— it’s definitely a statement piece, for sure, and I received tons of compliments on it! I will definitely have to grab it in a few more colors, as I see myself wearing these a lot! Here, here, here, and here are similar versions, for anyone wondering where they can get one of their own!Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-Chinatown-Shop-With-Chevy-Maxi-Shirt-Box-Braids-5Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-Chinatown-Shop-With-Chevy-Maxi-Shirt-Box-Braids-8Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-Chinatown-Shop-With-Chevy-Maxi-Shirt-Box-Braids-7Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-Chinatown-Shop-With-Chevy-Maxi-Shirt-Box-Braids-3Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-Chinatown-Shop-With-Chevy-Maxi-Shirt-Box-Braids-6Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-Chinatown-Shop-With-Chevy-Maxi-Shirt-Box-Braids-4

I had a great time at this event, and I can’t wait to tell you guys more about it soon! I hope you all had a great weekend, if you did something fun, tell me about it in the comments! :)

xx,

Tasha

Maxi Shirt: Chocolate // Jeans: DIY/Thrifted // Shoes: Shoemint // Sunnies: Ray-Ban Clubmaster (51mm) // Bag: Chelsea by Ona Bags // Rings: H&M, Aldo Accessories // Bracelets: Thrifted & Nordstrom (stone) // Earrings: Nordstrom // Lipstick: MAC Cosmetics ‘Talk That Talk’

Photography by Christopher Cain

The Glossier And The City: NYC x VSCO Diary

September 15, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-1Saturday was such a whirlwind, one minute I’m in DC, and the next minute I’m in New York, exploring the Capsule Show, and the city itself. I love New York, every time I visit, I just get so taken in by its unique vibe, and energy. I always feel so motivated to work hard when I’m here, too, there’s just this sense that everyone is hustling—even on the weekends. We lucked out and came on a day where it was really overcast (and eventually rainy), which makes everything look even more dramatic than it already is; it’s really hard to not fall in love with NYC when it looks like this. We walked much of the city, got rained on, and despite tired bodies, and especially tired feet, I couldn’t have had a better Saturday. We brought along so many different cameras, but these images were all taken on my iPhone, and processed with VSCOcam, my favorite photo-editing app. These are just a quick glimpse at our day—but, definitely stay tuned for another NYC post, where I go over the Capsule Show more in-depth!Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-2Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-3Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-4Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-5Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-6Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-7Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-8Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-9Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-10Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-11Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-13Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-14Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-15Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-16Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-17Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-18Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-19Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-20Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-21Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-NYC-Capsule-Show-VSCOcam-21
My main purpose for visiting New York on Saturday was to hit up the Capsule Show, a fashion tradeshow, where new, and sometimes already established designers bring out all of their latest and upcoming fashions, accessories, jewels, and shoes for preview; this was my first year attending, so, I wasn’t totally sure what to expect. Christopher came with me, and helped me take video and photos, and, overall, we both really enjoyed the experience! There were some truly great brands and designers in attendance, and we were lucky enough to talk with them, to get some insight as to what inspired their collections for Spring/Summer ’15.

We spent a few hours at the show, because there were tons of designers to see, and afterwards, we went exploring the city. We had lunch at a really cute Italian restaurant called, Acqua, in the Financial District. We also got a chance to finally see the new World Trade Center and memorials; that experience was both breathtaking, and chilling. It’s beautiful that New York was able to rebuild after 9/11, and eventually build One World Trade Center (which is a stunning building), but those waterfall memorials are a painful reminder of what was there, and why it’s gone— and, it’s hard not to feel incredible sadness when you’re looking into a deep, dark hole. I’m sure it’s no coincidence that it started raining heavily as soon as we arrived to it.

After we visted the WTC for a bit, we scurried to the Subway—getting rained on the entire way, mind you, and then, we headed Uptown. We stopped at H&M, because I had to buy boots; I had been in flats the whole time, and my feet were totally soaked—not to mention, I’m a complete germaphobe, and the idea of water from NYC sidewalks on my feet was causing me to have a panic attack! I posted these cherry red combat boots on Instagram yesterday, and I’ll probably post them again, and again, because they are perfect, and I never want to take them off! Once our mini shopping trip ended, we headed back out to visit another store that we’d really been wanting to visit, but it was closed, and it was a total bummer(womp womp). But still, it was fun navigating through the Subway and the streets; the change of scenery and pace was much-needed.

Sadly, we weren’t able to stay the whole weekend, but, just spending 12 hours in the city was enough this time around. We’re totally wiped out, and sore, but, it was worth it! I hope you all had a great weekend, as well!

xx,

Tasha

Photography by Tasha James

New Look

September 13, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-Jeffrey-Campbell-Lindy-All-Black-2Hey guys! It’s been a while since my last post, and it’s just because I’ve been bouncing all over the place lately, and I totally didn’t have time to write posts—despite have tons of content on my hands. I’m working on quite a few projects currently, both personal, and for other people, so it’s been kind of hard to balance so many things at once; nonetheless, my blog, and all of you guys reading it, are super important to me, and I want to make sure that I keep up with it the best I can! One of the major things on my To Do list recently, was a site redesign—as some of you might have noticed, my site was down for a few days this past week, and that was so that I could work on the new design of my blog!

I’m totally in love this new design—I think it’s still really true to my original blog, with a clean and minimal layout, but, I find that the Devil is in the detail, and this new design is much more easy for me to update, has a much more elegant appearance, and hopefully, it will more easy for you to navigate. I still have some changes to make here and there, so, things might look even more different as weeks go by. But, for now, I’m really happy with the redesign—oh, how I love change!

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Of course, I wanted to give you guys a new outfit post as well, and I wanted to share this look from earlier in the week. I love this black jersey midi dress by Cotton On, that I knotted to the side for a touch of personalization. I added some simple jewelry, a black wool hat (of course), and my favorite shoes that I almost never wear, called, Lindy by Jeffrey Campbell. This look is pretty casual overall, but the shoes definitely steal the show—I love how fun the pink wedge is! I also love my braids, I did them myself about two weeks ago, now that the season is about to change, I thought my hair should change as well! Plus, braids are a great protective style, my hair grows like crazy every time that I have my hair like this, due to lack of heat and over-manipulation—mostly, I just love how bohemian they look, and I love that I don’t have to spend much time at all styling my hair!

Anyway, today, I’ll be in New York covering the Capsule Show! I’m really excited to see what things are in store for Spring and Summer 2015, and, I can’t wait to report back! In the meantime, make sure to follow my daily adventures and random musings on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

xx,

Tasha

Photography by Tasha James

Game Day Style

September 3, 2014

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Fanatics recently challenged myself and a few other fashion bloggers to create our perfect Game Day looks; of course, I opted for the cute-but-casual category, because, I feel like that’s the only way to truly enjoy watching a baseball game. I’ve been able to see the Washington Nats play a few times, and I absolutely love the atmosphere in the stadium—it’s so laid-back, and fun; I find it’s a lot more interesting to watch in person, than it is on tv.

For my look, I chose a pair of black distressed skinnies, muscle tee, and flannel (for tying around the waist, or, for wearing if you get chilly)— I paired this look with classic all-white Converse high tops, and for a splash of interest, I went with a leopard print crossbody bag. I love mixing prints, and leopard print and flannel checks are one of my favorite combos! I topped it all off with the Washington Nationals Clean-Up Adjustable hat in Navy Blue, because, I love the distressed, casual feel that it adds to the look. When you’re at Nats stadium, you’ll definitely need a hat, and a pair of sunnies, like these cute foldable Wayfarers by Ray-Ban.

This is definitely a look that I’d rock on Game Day (or any day), it’s just edgy enough that it fits my personal style, but, it also incorporates lots of Natitude, and we can’t forget about that!

What about you guys, what’s your perfect Game Day look?

xx,

Tasha

Top: Here // Hat: Here // Jeans: Here // Flannel: Here // Sunnies: Here // Shoes: Here // Bag: Here

Beso Del Sol Sangria Review + Recipe

September 3, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-Sangria-Beso-Del-Sol-8Labor Day may have signified the end of summer for some people, but, for me, I know there’s still plenty of time left to enjoy these final weeks before it’s officially Autumn. One quintessential aspect of summer is definitely sangria, and the people over at Beso Del Sol were kind enough to send me a huge box to sample! Now, before some of you gasp in horror at the prospect of drinking boxed wine, I have to say, this is actually one of the better wines that I’ve tried within the $20 price range—admittedly, I’m not picky when it comes to wine, typically, when someone pours me a glass, I drink it. That being said, I do know what I like, and having tried quite a few sangrias over the years, this one definitely ranks highly in my books. Continue Reading…

What I Wore Today: All Dressed Up, Nowhere To Go

August 16, 2014

TheGlossier_DenimShortsPinkBlazer06Happy Saturday, everyone!

I don’t have much going on today, just tons and tons of work to do—my weekends are always so exciting (sarcasm). Even though I’m not really planning to go anywhere for the most part (maybe a coffee shop or something), I still like to get dressed up; is anyone else like that? I feel like if I stay in my PJs all day, my brain gets the wrong signals, and then, a scheduled workday, becomes an unscheduled movie-marathon-slash-nap-day.  Continue Reading…

Friday Faves #10

August 15, 2014

THEGLOSSIER_FridayFaves01Black and white color palette.THEGLOSSIER_FridayFaves04Animal skin bags (this one is from Target).THEGLOSSIER_FridayFaves03Finishing my 30 Day Ballet Beautiful Challenge!THEGLOSSIER_FridayFaves02Elephant Gray mani, courtesy of Good Housekeeping magazine.THEGLOSSIER_FridayFaves05A petite bouquet of pink roses.

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

xx,

The Glossier

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Photography by Tasha James

What I Wore Today: MNML

August 14, 2014

TheGlossier_Minimal10I love minimalism. I love it in art, I love it in architecture and decor, I love it in beauty, and I love it in fashion. I think when you master minimalism, in whatever medium you want, you understand how to create things at their most basic level—you understand scale, texture, volume, and proportion, because you can easily see it. At some point in my life, I designed logos, and the rule of thumb for most designers is to start in black and white—if it’s not visually striking or interesting in black in white, it won’t work in color, either. I apply that to dressing myself, I feel like, if I can’t dress my body well in plain black and white, then adding color and busy patterns isn’t really isn’t going to do much for me. Then, of course, there really is just joy (for me, at least) in dressing in black and white. :)
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An Evening With Jodi Picoult

August 11, 2014

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LAST WEDNESDAY, I was invited to spend an evening with author, Jodi Picoult, and Editor-In-Chief of Good Housekeeping magazine, Jane Francisco, for a Girl’s Night Out held at the breathtakingly beautiful Arena Stage at the Mead Center in Washington, DC. It was an amazing event hosted by Random House, to celebrate Jodi’s newest novel, Leaving Time—we were treated to incredible food, drinks, gourmet snacks, music, and even manicures, while also getting a chance to chat with both Jodi and Jane themselves. Continue Reading…